Pam Harland

Pam Harland
Librarian; Graduate Teaching Lecturer, Educational Leadership

Phone: (603) 254-3866
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Pam Harland has been a librarian for over 20 years working in public libraries, academic libraries, and at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston as a research librarian. She has been a certified Library Media Specialist since 1999 and additionally serves as the Library Director at Sanborn Regional High School.

Degrees and Education
  • BA, English Literature, University of New Hampshire
  • MS, Information Systems, Drexel University

Research Interests
    Learning Commons and preparing students for college-level research.

Publications and Presentations
  • Harland, Pamela, guest editor. “The Learning Spaces Issue” Knowledge Quest Mar/Apr 2014.
  • Harland, Pamela. The Learning Commons: Seven Simple Steps to Transform Your Library. Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO, 201..
  • Harland, Pamela. “Taking the Lead: Towards a Learning Commons” School Library Monthly Oct. 2011.
  • Harland, Pamela. “The Kindle Learning Commons” Library Media Connection Aug. 2010: 50-51.
  • Harland, Pamela. High School Book Club – Now With Kindles!” Teacher Librarian Jun. 2010: 57-59.
  • Harland, Pamela. “Library 2.0 in Plymouth, NH: How One Library Uses Web 2.0 Tools to Enhance Services to Students & Staff” Library Media Connection Apr. 2009: 57-58.
  • “Featured Speaker” MassCUE, Foxborough MA, Oct. 22-23, 2014.
  • “Sink or Swim: Will Your Students Rise to the Challenge of College-Level Research?” American Association of School Libraries Conference, Hartford CT, Nov. 15, 2013.
  • “Library Spaces in the Learning Commons” L’Association des bibliothécaires du Québec Library Association, Montreal QC, May 9, 2013.
  • “Towards a Learning Commons” American Library Association Midwinter Conference/New England School Library Leadership Conference, Boston MA, Jan. 15 2010.

Awards and Distinctions
  • New Hampshire Librarian of the Year, 2010
  • New Hampshire Intellectual Freedom Award, 2009

Associations, Boards, and Committees
  • American Association of School Librarians
  • AASL National School Library Program of the Year Award Committee
  • AASL Repurposing and Managing the Brands Task Force
  • New Hampshire School Library Media Association
  • New Hampshire Society for Technology in Education
  • Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference Steering Committee

Courses Taught
  • Learning Resources Centers and Services

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